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Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

(3.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Get some freshly caught seafood at Noryangjin Fish Market, the biggest fish market in the city. Opened in 1927, the marketplace specializes in fresh fish, selling the catch of the day as a wholesale distributor and to individual customers. Hunt for bargains and deals on a variety of seafood, from shellfish to octopus, salmon, and even live fish. Watch the auctions that happen several times a day, or take your pick of the catch and bring it to one of the restaurants upstairs, where they can prepare it for you for a small fee. Make Noryangjin Fish Market a centerpiece of your Seoul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Seoul trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This place has a lot of seafood that you can probably find near your hotel, but the experience of walking past these stalls is quite an experience. We chose a plate full of sashimi after making severa...  more »
  • There's actually two sections of this market: the new and the old. While the new is nice, I definitely recommend the old for cooked dishes - go, pick out your fish and seafood and the vendor will brin...  more »
  • i visited both the old and new market. the new market is clean, bright and odor free. we have our lunch at the new market, slightly pricy but worth to try.  more »
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  • The market located indoor. The building is huge and renovated. After buying seafood you can ask for cooking seafood to the seller. They will introduce the restaurant at the upstairs. Most of staffs are middle aged. So communication is quite difficult. You need to pay extra fee about cooking.
  • This is a great place to spend an afternoon: the dreaded fish market smell is minimal. On the ground floor you can find almost any type of sea creature, and once you make your selection you take your purchase upstairs to one of the restaurants where they prepare it for you. Overall, the food was spectacular, not too expensive, and fairly easy to navigate with zero Korean.
  • We love this place. Lobster and King crab has very good price. 2016, it was 40$ for 1 kg of king crab. We had a huge one and the price is under $300.
  • Interesting place but I think it would be difficult for a foreigner to negotiate. If you have someone who can speak Korean or you don't mind nonverbal negotiating, go for it. The prices listed are roughly the same everywhere but you should check around to be sure. The restaurants had the most variation in price. Generally they charge a fee per person, and a fee to prepare the seafood you bought. Some things don't cost extra though (basically things they only need to chop and season, serve raw). The seafood was certainly extremely fresh. Things like crab are not really a bargain but other things like octopus and abalone are much cheaper compared to the US.
  • + : экзотика, полно морепродуктов на любой вкус, цены отличные, можно торговаться. После обеда и правда народу мало. - : место отнюдь не стерильное) одевайте обувь, которую не жалко - ходить по лужам рыбной воды. Нелегко понять, как добраться и это видно на карте - на станции метро ступени, по ним наверх через ж/д мост, ныряете в любой из будок на крыше - это ступени вниз. 4 пролёта - и вы на рынке. Принимают только наличку. Не обязательно готовить там - приготовьте по своему вкусу у себя, если есть возможность. + : very exotic; various sea creatures to any taste; really fewer people in the afternoon. Deal! To ask for discount is a must) - : a dirty place full of fishy smell and paddles, so put on old shoes. No easy access - to get there, you look for steps up at the metro station. Go up and turn to the bridge over the railroad. Having crossed, you will find yourself on the roof of the building and go to any of the two kinda shelters - these are steps down. Go down them and there you are. Accept only cash. Not necessarily eat out there - you can take it home & cook as you love it, if there is such a possibility.